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Way Point Saloon 

Surprisingly good clam chowder at Way Point Saloon! Loved the crispy, crumbled bacon on top. Very thick, hearty and lots of tender clams. 


Boll Weevil 

The venerable Steerburger at the Weev is hard to beat!  Especially when you add a few jalapeño slices.  Their great family meal deals are rounded out by a nice order of homely nachos. 

Turkey Inn

Ramona’s quintessential dive bar, the Turkey Inn.  A local institution since 1938.  Today they still serve the cheapest drinks in Ramona.  Locals refer to it affectionately as “the bird”.  We visit every now and then, usually only after a recent tetanus shot. 

Way Point Saloon 

Way Point Saloon has the most impressive onion ring tower I’ve encountered!  What stands out for me is how hot & crispy they come out of the kitchen coupled with an outstanding fry sauce.  The rings here are beer battered and definitely in the top two of Ramona when it comes to onion rings.  23 draft beers on tap is a pretty good draw too!

Coyote Joe’s 

Outstanding chips, salsa and cerveza at Coyote Joe’s on Catalina Island!

Buffalo Nickel Restaurant 

Our favorite restaurant to eat at every time we visit Catalina Island is always Buffalo Nickel!  Aside from the amazing burgers and whatnot, they have a surprisingly good selection of Mexican food.  Here’s a great order of flautas and some outstanding chips & salsa!

Descanso Beach Club

Outstanding popcorn shrimp appetizer at the Descanso Beach Club on Catalina Island!  Just a short walk north from the casino is this amazing oasis. 

Bruski Burgers & Brew

Outstanding family owned restaurant in Scripps Ranch since 2011,  Bruski offers an impressive selection of draft beers.  Also tried their tasty mac & cheese Gouda bites served with an excellent chipotle aioli sauce.  So good, we ordered two servings! Everything was remarkable!  

Plaza Grill 

The Plaza Grill at Barona Casino is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in the area!  They have a simple, yet diverse menu that would please most anyone.  I particularly enjoy the sushi made to order.  

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 

Outstanding draft beer selection at Red Robin!!

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